Stand up paddleboarding on the Slate River near Crested Butte. —Photo courtesy of Irwin Guides
There are few things more American than a road trip, and lucky for us, Denver is a convenient starting point for many epic out-of-town adventures. Here, five quick escapes that are sure to take your remaining summer weekends up a notch—after all, it's only a matter of time before powder hounds...
July 29 2015, 11:00 AM
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July 11 and 12 The RIDE Festival
Telluride’s Town Park welcomes bands such as Widespread Panic, Gov’t Mule, Moon Taxi, and North Mississippi Allstars to this popular music festival, now in its fourth year.
July 13 to 19 Crested Butte Wildflower Festival
Photography, garden tours,...
July 8 2015, 10:00 AM
Sam Bush, the King of Telluride (Photo Credit: David McClister)
Multi-instrumentalist Sam Bush is a living legend, having grown up in the shadow of the father of bluegrass (Bill Monroe), pioneered his own musical genre (newgrass), and won multiple Grammy Awards. Bush is a highly in-demand session musician—best known for his work on the mandolin and fiddle—but...
June 5 2015, 10:00 AM
A license-plate covered wall in Telluride
This statement is not based on scientific research, but Telluride just might be Colorado’s favorite getaway town. I say this because every time I play the “if you could take one trip in Colorado this year, where would it be?” game, Telluride always wins the popularity contest. Given that, you might...
May 20 2015, 11:00 AM
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Where can you meet human-rights activist Shannon Galpin, famed climber Tommy Caldwell, and Fawzia Koofi, the first female speaker in the Afghan Parliament, all in one place? At one of America’s oldest film festivals: the 37th annual Telluride Mountainfilm Festival, taking place Memorial Day...
May 19 2015, 9:01 AM
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Keystone has several things going for it during summer months: Without traffic, the town is just over an hour’s drive from Denver; it’s reachable by Loveland Pass (which affords spectacular views from the Continental Divide); and it’s far more low-key than many of Colorado’s star-studded—and...
April 24 2015, 11:19 AM
Stand-up paddleboarding on the Slate River near Crested Butte. —Photo courtesy of Irwin Guides
The quintessential Colorado postcard shows snow-covered slopes and rosy-cheeked skiers sipping hot cocoa. Winter, after all, is king in the Centennial State. But here’s a surprising statistic: According to the Colorado Tourism Office, 4.8 million tourists visited the state during the months of...
April 17 2015, 11:17 AM
Face Down Brown Ale, Telluride Brewing Co., Telluride
Style: Brown Ale
Serving Type: 12-ounce can
ABV: 5.7 percent
Malty? Hoppy? The best of both worlds
Reviewed: March 2015
Since its first beer was poured in 2012, Telluride Brewing Co. has made a...
March 27 2015, 3:30 PM